I started hand quilting the Teddy quilt.
Teddy is an on top of the quilt guy so I wanted the quilt to be very thick and puffy. I used an extra loft poly batting.
The backing is a dog bone pattern
As always I pin basted the layers together (very few pins works best for me)
I am hand quilting it with black perle cotton thread #12 and a size 5 embroidery needle. A note about perle cotton thread; it is different than embroidery floss. Embroidery floss is not a good choice for hand quilting. The individual strands are not as strong and are not twisted together like they are in perle cotton thread.
I am not marking this. I am just quilting around the pieces and then adding 3 more rows by eye .
You can see Teddy on the far left checking my work.
He asked if he could sit on it yet
I got his approval.
I did make a few more border pieces for the Batik Quilt.
It wont be too much longer before I get the top finished (I hope)
As promised here are a few pictures from the Basic floral design class I teach. (click pictures to enlarge)